In light of local government order to remain at home except for essential needs, and also for the continued safety of our monastics and community, we will remain closed until the end of April. While there are many options for online practice from our amazing teachers we realize the need for local sangha practice with familiar faces and will be working on some form of virtual dharma practice in the coming week. We encourage you to use this time to practice at home and take advantage of the wonderful amount of teachings and practices made available through our parent monastery Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.
We have updated the below list with more options for online dharma practice.
Online Dharma Practice Links
We encourage you to subscribe to the KTD Monastery e-mail newsletter here. There is also a calendar of online events listed here https://kagyu.org/calendar-2/ that are broadcast from the facebook and youtube pages.
Lama Karma Drodhul President of KTD, has a facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/729146760474487/ where he has given weekly teachings, such as this talk on Cornavirus https://www.facebook.com/lama.karma.90/videos/3047066695313818/
Gainesville KTC and Lama Losang will be hosting online Sunday Practice using the Zoom App or website:
Gainesville KTC will continue to have Sunday practice virtually, using the Zoom platform.
You can either download the software to a computer, download the app to your smartphone, or use your web browser to access the meeting.
The link is https://zoom.us/j/6671190575
If you are using the app or software, the meeting ID is 667-119-0575
The schedule will be slightly amended as follows:
9:00 AM silent meditation is cancelled. You are encouraged to continue this practice on your own, but there will be no live stream during this time. Lama Losang has graciously recorded a brief instruction for those who are newer to our practice (and it’s always good to have a refresher too!). It can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/shamata-intro
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: beginner Buddhism class – unchanged
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Dharma study aka book reading. We are currently reading The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer: A Guide to Practice by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. If you do not already own this book, please purchase one now, so you can follow along. You can order a paperback copy here: https://tinyurl.com/MLP-paperback or if you are short on time, you can get the Kindle version here: https://tinyurl.com/MLP-ebook
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM: Chenrezik Sadhana Practice. We will have the text on-screen, but if you are interested, Namse Bangdzo sells this in both booklet and pecha form.
Lama Kathy has been hosting an online Dharma Talks on Sunday’s at 2:00PM and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/kmw108/ or on her youtube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IP3s2tHLZDb35uDiFMgUA.
Most recently she taught on how to do an in home retreat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Ff_0wKLTA. You can also find out about Columbus KTC’s virtual online dharma practices at https://www.columbusktc.org/events/
As this situation is ever changing we will do our best to keep you aware of new opportunities. We will also let you know when KTC Jacksonville is online for practice. Thank you for your continued support.